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Rakuten decides to compete on price, again

The Japanese greenfield operator Rakuten Mobile has seen its low-price strategy driving fast subscriber growth, so it has decided to double down on its iPhone 12 offers.

KDDI drops $270m on Japanese datacentres

Japanese carrier KDDI has contracted datacentre specialist Telehouse to build two datacentres in Osaka and Tokyo under a $270m project. Telehouse Osaka 2 will open in August 2015 and Telehouse Tokyo Tama 3 will open in February 2016.

China Mobile, KDDI and Google among $300m Pacific cable consortium

A consortium of six companies has agreed to build and operate a new trans-Pacific cable system linking Japan with the US. It has an initial design capacity of 60Tb per second and is consequently called ‘FASTER’, despite not apparently being an acronym.

KDDI launches Myanmar JV

Japanese operator KDDI Corporation and trade, retail and logistics firm Sumitomo Corporation have reached an agreement with Myanma Posts & Telecommunications to jointly deliver telecoms services in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Asian operators form NFC alliance

Four Asian mobile operators have teamed up to form an alliance to accelerate the adoption of NFC technology worldwide. Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom, Hong Kong’s HKT, Japan’s KDDI and SK Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s SK Telecom announced the formation of the Asia NFC Alliance with the support of trade association GSMA at Mobile World Congress.

NSN and Ericsson win new LTE customers in Asia

European network vendors Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks have both announced new LTE customers in key Asian markets. Sweden’s Ericsson has won a supply deal with Japan’s KDDI, while NSN has a contract with China Telecom.

Telenor signs M2M deal with Japan’s KDDI

Norwegian operator group Telenor, through its M2M business unit Telenor Conexxions, has inked a deal with Japanese operator KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.

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